Three Turks deported
KUALA LUMPUR: Three Turks arrested recently over alleged links to terror activities were deported on Thursday night.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar yesterday said the three — Turgay Karaman, 43; Ihsan Aslan, 39; and, Ismet Ozcelik, 58 — were put on a flight to Ankara.
He said the men were listed as wanted by the Turkish authorities for their involvement with the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation.
He said police deported the three with the cooperation of the Immigration Department.
Khalid tweeted: “@PDRMsia confirms that Turkish nationals Turgay Karaman, Ihsan Aslan, and Ismet Ozcelik were deported to Ankara last night.”
He said they were arrested early this month under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act.
Karaman and Aslan were arrested on May 2, but the arrests were not publicised, leading their wives to lodge police reports that they had been abducted. Police later confirmed they had been arrested. Ozcelik was picked up on May 4.
Aslan’s Malaysian wife, Ainnurul Aisyah Yunos Ali Maricar, yesterday